A fire that started on a fence caused about $11,000 in damage to a Petaluma home Tuesday afternoon.
The blaze on Northstar Drive was reported at 1:51 p.m., the Petaluma Fire Department said. Firefighters arrived to find a neighboring off-duty San Francisco firefighter pouring water on the fire with a garden hose, which limited the damage.
The Petaluma Fire Department extinguished the blaze, which had spread to the attic of the home.
There was no one home at the time, but firefighters briefly evacuated occupants of the other side of the building. There was about $10,000 in damage to the home and $1,000 in damage to its contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees
Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.
The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.
There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.